Friday, 20 November 2009

Vision of love - Mariah Carey

I truly believe the world would be a better place if Mariah Carey hadn't been discovered. But that's now, after 20 years of her vocal diarrhoea. Back in 1990, she was a fairly innocent girl, singing middle of the road ballads like 'Vision of love'. Even in this early recording, you can hear that she actually cannot hold a not, but prefers to sing 'around' it. It's a style that has since been adopted by many female singers, most recently Leona Lewis who really should shut up.

Anyway, this debut single was innocent enough, I even quite liked it back in the day. And I wasn't alone: it reached number 1 in the US Billboard Hot 100, Canada and New Zealand. In the UK, it reached number 9 and in the Dutch Top 40 it got to number 8.

My collection: 7" single no. 1304
Found: Record Exchange, London, October 15, 1990
Cost: 50p
Tracks: 'Vision of love' / 'Sent from up above'

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